I was rear ended a few hours ago in my car. Just looking for the advice from some people on the board. The lady who hit me was taken immediately in the ambulance, and I said I would like to wait for the police and tow truck to go get checked out as I am rather banged up too. I am posting this via my phone on the side of the road, waiting for my tow truck.
The timeline went a something like this:
2:40 pm - Lady hits me
2:45 pm- Small fire department pick up truck shows up, tell me police are on their way, lady requests medical attention(still hasn't exited her car)
2:50 pm- Ambulance and fire truck show up, tell me police are there
3:00 pm- Ambulance left with lady, small fire department truck leaves and tells me the police are on their way
3:28 pm- We call the police and ask where they are at, they say they are on their way
3:32 pm- Police call us, tell us we are out of the jurisdiction, and transfer us. We get transferred two three different counties here.
3:52 pm- No one would take us, so FHP calls us and says they are on their way.
4:09 pm- We call FHP, ask where they are at, say they are right around the corner
4:30pm- FHP shows up
They took a brief description of what went down,(100 words or less) and he listened by memory and walked back to his car. He filled some stuff out, they called a tow truck driver for me, whom I declined as I did not like the way he was about to go about towing my car. The police then left after giving me a "Driver Information Exchange" with her info, mine, and theirs. I asked to see a police report or anything else and they said that is not how it works. This is my first car accident so I am rather clueless.
I attached some pictures of my car, the exhaust is tweaked and none of the electronics work since she hit me. Windows and sun roof are stuck where they are at, and the cluster is stuck in that weird position. (See picture)
Did I get all the information I should have from the officer? What should I do next with my car? What's with the cluster? I have a basic idea of what I should do I just know there are a lot more seasoned members than me who can give me some invaluable advice. (Sorry if there are any typos, cellphones are hard to type from)